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Posting Packages from Central Europe

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Newbie to Fodors, forgive me for repeating a thread, but I wanted some updated answers..

We are planning a trip to Central Europe in early-mid December for the Christmas Markets. OF COURSE I will be purchasing all kinds of goodies in Budapest, Vienna and Prague. Flying into Budapest, potentially flying out of Prague OR coming back around to Budapest for the grand exit.

Here's my question -

Do you prefer to bring all your treasures with you on the flight, and just pay for that extra luggage (which you have to 'lug' around the entire vacay) or do you recommend posting a box from each city? I feel like this might become expensive. I was thinking that if we end up looping back around to Budapest from Prague, that I would mail out from Prague a box of the biggest and bulkiest (and heaviest) items that simply are too cumbersome to keep in a carryon.

Now, here's the bit I need real advice on:
1 - How does a traveler go about securing one sturdy box, some tape, etc., AND
2 - Would you folks recommend just using the country's mail service (in this case, Czech), or would you find a UPS-like service instead? If not the post office, which services would you recommend?

Lots of other questions, that I'll post separately, but I am primarily wondering how I am going to get my goodies back home without having to lug them all over the Alps...

Thanks!
~Californian stuck in Texas

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